Oliver Sacks: His Own Life | Documentary by Ric Burns
Directed by Ric Burns
The award-winning documentary explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact.
The film features exclusive interviews with Sacks conducted just weeks after he received a terminal diagnosis, and months prior to his death in August 2015.
“Beautifully presents a portrait of his compassion and bravery.” — The New York Times
“A moving portrait of a man taking deep stock of his life with great satisfaction and verve.” — LA Times
“A vivid portrait of an ebullient, provocative, brilliant man who transformed the practice of medicine.” — Science